This summer, the movie theater is more than just a place to eat popcorn, slurp soft drinks and hide from the heat. There are some solid money lessons on the big screen. Even if some of them are of the learn-by-watching-these-mistakes variety.
Whether moviemakers meant to, this year's crop of blockbusters (and even some of their more modest cousins) offer wisdom that can enrich your financial life.
Along with the respected but dry financial journals, you can also glean a little money 411 from watching wizards and warriors. Or out of the mouths of bad-tempered babes and cuddly creatures.
So next time you want to spend a few hours staring at the big screen, just say you're brushing up on your fiscal skills. And here are five current movies and the financial takeaways you can apply to your own money.